Prof. Peter Okebukola, former Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission, (NUC) has urged graduating students of the Caleb University, Imota, Lagos to deploy their God-given talents and quality training to develop Nigeria.
Okebukola, who is the Chairman, Board of Trustee of the institution, made the appeal at the institution`s seventh convocation on Friday in Lagos.
He told the graduates to allow their entrepreneurial spirit come alive and stick to the noble ideas and core values of the institution.
He listed such core values to include Godliness, innovation, service, integrity, teamwork, excellence and creativity.
“To my ‘Emerald Graduating Class’, the entire country looks forward to you to be God-Solution Persons (GSP’s).
“You must be ready to deploy your God-given talents and the quality training, you have received at Caleb, to action beginning from your time at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme,’’ Okebukola said.
Brig.-Gen. Mobolaji Johnson, (rtd) who is the University`s Chancellor, urged all the alumni to be worthy ambassadors of the university.
Johnson commended the Council, Senate, and Management of the institution for maintaining high academic and moral standard.
Prof. Fola Tayo, the University Pro-Chancellor, advised the graduating students to be an unusual and strange person, “who is out to make a change’’.
“Be an odd person that cannot be fitted into the Nigerian corrupt and inhuman cage.